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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

The Duke Molecular PhysiologyInstitute (DMPI), a part of Duke University Medical Center, occupies aplace ofnational and interna tional leadership in the fight against major diseases. The DMPI is a multi- andinter-disciplinary Institute at Duke University enco mpassing basic andtranslational investigators across a variety of scient ific disciplines. Ourmission is to produce integrated multi -omics and physiologic profiles ofchronic human diseases, and to use suc h profiles to develop new diseasedetection strategies, novel therapies, and insights into disease mechanisms. Weare currently seeking a highly m otivated individual with relevant skills for anew Postdoctoral Associate position.

The Postdoctoral Asso ciate willparticipate in basic science research focused on the molecular underpinnings ofchronic metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart failure. Thisposition will be responsible for combining animal an d cell culture models ofmetabolic dysfunction with mass-spectrometry-bas ed metabolomics and proteomicsto investigate the interplay between mitoc hondrial bioenergetics and healthoutcomes. The position offers an except ional training environment andopportunities to interact closely with a m ultidisciplinary team of metabolicscientists and technologists at the Du ke Molecular Physiology Institute.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Research the molecular underpinnings of chronic metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart failu re
  • Combine animal and cell culture models of me tabolic dysfunction with mass-spectrometry-based metabolomics and pr oteomics to investigate the interplay between mitochondrial bioenerg etics and health outcomes
  • Design and perform ex periments successfully resulting in the publication of scientific ma nuscripts
  • Demonstrate commitment to training an d career advancement
  • Demonstrate significant i ntellectual contribution to other scientific projects within the lab as well as your own
  • Write fellowship and/or gr ant applications as appropriate for the development of your career
  • Present research findings at local and national scientific meetings 


The candidate will have a minimum ofa PhD in Physiology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Previous experiencewith animal rese arch and mitochondrial physiology is preferred.  Candidates must have a strong interest in workingin a highly collaborative team en vironment.

Minimum Qualifications

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